UN General Assembly passes resolution condemning drone strikes

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has adopted a resolution, calling on States using drone strikes as a counter terrorism measure to comply with international law as the 193-member body acted on a range of issues relating mainly to human rights.

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KPK arms the healers

FOLLOWING a troubling spate of abductions of doctors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial government last week announced that it would issue arms licences to the medical community.

This decision puts the province’s doctors in charge of their own safety, and is thus an abdication of the state’s basic responsibility to provide security for all citizens.

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Nawaz’s austerity drive

The Nawaz Sharif administration has promised to prune wasteful spending and scrimp together some badly-needed cash for the exchequer. And it appears the government is doing just that.

On Monday, the premier directed his ministers to immediately curtail the expenditures of their respective ministries by up to 30%. Even the close friends of the premier . . . → Read More: Nawaz’s austerity drive

Drones kill 50 civilians for every ‘suspected’ terrorists

These are all with his executive order drones strikes meaning his decision alone. He wasn’t declared war on these countries and congress hasn’t gotten a chance to vote for any of these drone strikes. He also attacked Libya through executive order, no permission from congress. 4 times as many people have been killed from Obama’s . . . → Read More: Drones kill 50 civilians for every ‘suspected’ terrorists

The admirable President of Pakistan

It is easy to feel admiration and not a little respect for President Asif Zardari, who turns 57 this week.

Like Manmohan Singh, he rarely allows himself to be interviewed by his own media because journalism on the subcontinent is quite poor. And so, while there is much reported about him, and rightly, his defence . . . → Read More: The admirable President of Pakistan

Khan’s understanding of the War on Terror

Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaaf is against Pakistan’s role in the war on terror. Several times, Imran has said that terrorism is directly related to our alliance with the US. His main points for opposing the war on terror are: 1) Suicide bombings are a reaction to drone strikes. 2)

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